Jim Gerstein is a founding partner of GBA Strategies based in D.C., which provides strategic planning and communications services. He acts as pollster for J Street and was executive director of the Democracy Corps. Gerstein was also a key consultant for Ehud Barak's prime...
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Yom HaShoah: The boy who ran, the man who lived
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Tag: Us Jews
December 3, 2012 | 8:30 am
November 25, 2012 | 9:23 am
November 13, 2012 | 11:10 pm
Rick Richman of Commentary argues that Mahmoud Abbas' statehood bid is unfeasible, as the Palestinians do not meet the international requreiments for a state.
“Palestine” lacks a “government.” It is ruled half by a...
November 12, 2012 | 6:55 am
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November 7, 2012 | 4:32 am
Facing his own election, the Israeli prime minister must now contend with a re-elected prsident and critics at home who accused him of backing Romney, writes Jeffrey Heller for Reuters.
... former Israeli...
November 6, 2012 | 3:26 pm
Check out Shmuel Rosner's new book, The Jewish Vote: Obama vs. Romney / A Jewish Voter's Guide
Rosner's Domain Jewish Party Identification - how do America's Jews vote?
The exit polls are pointing to...
November 1, 2012 | 10:36 am
October 25, 2012 | 10:06 am
Say what you want about Netanyahu the statesman, or Netanyahu the politician – Netanyahu the magician, the man that always has a surprise up his sleeve, has done it again. The decision to merge the Likud Party with the Yisrael Beiteinu Party – Netanyahu and Lieberman dancing...
October 24, 2012 | 11:07 am
This article, in a slightly shorter and slightly different version, first appeared in the IHT-NYT
SOUTH BEACH COUNTY, Florida - Surprising a small group of fellow Jews sitting in a classroom, I got my first first-hand lesson on the technicalities of Florida voting. As boring as...
October 22, 2012 | 6:26 am
September 20, 2012 | 8:49 am
The short answer is no.
For a longer answer, read the paragraph below.
For an even longer one, read the full excerpt from my new book that the Jewish Journal has posted.
And for the full answer, you’d have to get the book. The Jewish Vote, Obama vs. Romney / A Jewish Voter’s...
September 16, 2012 | 3:02 am
The prime minister of Israel gives a Rosh Hashanah interview to Herb Keinon of the Jerusalem Post.
We’ve been able to have strong security for the last four years, and the number of Israelis killed has gone down precipitously, even...
September 4, 2012 | 11:13 am
You've got to love this Alan Solow quote:
Alan Solow, a longtime friend of the president from Chicago who recently served as chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, took a more personal tack in selling “the first Jewish...
August 10, 2012 | 5:09 am
Forgive me for looking at this from a lofty height, and for being so boringly establishment-minded: But Sheldon Adelson vs. the National Jewish Democratic Council is not just a bitter personal battle between a philanthropist of the right and an organization of the left. It...
July 30, 2012 | 9:16 am
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July 21, 2012 | 12:10 pm
Prof. Len Saxe of Brandeis University was reading the Workmen’s Circle latest survey and drew a lesson from it that is surprisingly obvious – but more surprisingly still, one that needs to be highlighted. Since this survey effectively ends the debate over the...
July 16, 2012 | 7:39 am
July 12, 2012 | 9:30 am
This is the second part in an ongoing debate with Prof Steven M. Cohen of the Hebrew Union College, and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. The first part is here. We will be discussing many issues over the next few weeks, and readers are more than...
July 10, 2012 | 12:22 am
I hope to have a chance to write more about the new Workmen’s Circle survey of American Jews – and to discuss it with one of the authors, Prof. Steven Cohen, later this week or maybe next week. In the meantime, here are some highlights and reservations:
July 2, 2012 | 4:35 am
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June 13, 2012 | 4:05 am
Russia Sets Out Tough Terms for Resolving Syria’s Civil War
Moscow wants Iran in on any Syria talks, and is taking advantage of the turmoil to advance its own agenda, writes Tony Karon in Time.
Moscow is pressing its own ideas on how to deal with...
June 12, 2012 | 10:10 am
June 12, 2012 | 5:11 am
June 10, 2012 | 10:20 am
On Friday, Gallup released yet another seasonal snapshot of the current tendencies of Jewish voters (see Figure 1). The short analysis provided by Jeffrey Jones makes it clear that “Obama remains the favorite of Jewish voters but appears to be running a bit weaker among them than...
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